Canada Clubs! Issue 42

Spring 2002 CSANews Issue 42  |  Posted date : Apr 05, 2007.Back to list

If a picture says a thousand words, I have already exceeded my quota for this issue of the CSA News. That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed my visits at some of the many Canada Clubs and events held in Florida during the past winter. The following is a representation of a few of the finer moments that I would like to share with you.

Annual Pig Roast: Pic 1
The folks at Horizon's End Campground located on Hwy. 27 in Davenport, Florida are set to light up the "barby" for their annual pig roast ­ always a sell-out. Some of the hungry participants are (L-R) Mike Smart, Davenport, Florida; Val Chornyj, Sault Saint Marie, Ontario; Tom Onley, Lans, Michigan; Don Sanderson, Orillia, Ontario; Pat & John Luck, Victoria, British Columbia; and Bruce Strong, Columbia, Michigan.

Club Franco-Floridiens: Pic 2
Has more than 200 members, mostly French-Canadians, who plan biweekly activities during the winter in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Englewood, Florida. This picture was taken at their "beach picnic" in February. (L-R) Irma Borrell, Mariette Lapierre, Jeanne Bianchi, Justin Gignac, Eva Gaudet, Gisele Bailey, and Guy Davignon (president).

Sahib Temple Canada Day: Pic 3
An annual event, this day is very special to many Canadians who attend the Temple located in Sarasota, Florida. The Sahib Pipes and Drums Band, predominantly Canadian, opened the festivities. Pictured (L-R) Sandy Rae, Picton, Ontario; Endon Townsend, Sidney, Nova Scotia; Doug Bothwell, Ottawa, Ontario; Gibby Watson, Toronto, Ontario; Bill Hopkins, Westport, Ontario; Dick Boisvert, Montreal, Quebec; and Craig Hamilton, Ajax, Ontario.

Sudbury Annual Picnic: Pic 4
It was a beautiful day on March 22 at Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida where this annual picnic is held. Pictured showing their prizes, and all from the Sudbury area, are (L-R) Gayle McLelland, Maggie Gauthier, Gerry Gauthier and Carol Germa.

Mobel Americana Canada Night: Pic 5
"Hands Across the Border" is the theme for this private Canada celebration held yearly at Mobel Americana, a residential community located in St. Petersburg, Florida. More than 300 attended in January, 2002 and were confronted with tight security ­ in a humorous sort of way ­ by these so-called customs agents; Ted Latreille, left, Thornbury, Ontario and Don Harris, right, Moncton, New Brunswick. Pete Lambert, centre, of Fenelon Falls, Ontario was being questioned about possible concealed items under his hat.

Down Yonder Village Canada Day: Pic 6
This was quite a Canada Day, and we wish that we could print all the great pictures taken. This community is located in Largo, Florida and pictured here are some of the Canadian volunteers from Ontario who planned the event. (L-R) Penny Caudle, Bob Giroux, Mel DeLory (Mountie), Aline Giroux, Ruth Myers and Charlie Caudle.

Lake Mariana Acres Canada Day: Pic 7
This community is located in Winter Haven, Florida and, as you can see, they enjoy live music for their special day. Pictured from the left are; Raymond Griffin, Midland; Dick Murdoch, Burlington; Gerry & Julie Martel, Waubaushene; Rod Snow (with guitar and leader of the group), Barrie; Ollie Strong (at keyboard) who performed for 17 years with Tommy Hunter, Port McNicoll; Elwyn Bliss, Blenheim; Bill Whitehead, Woodstock; Patrick Dorion, Penetang; and Rae Strong (lead singer), Port McNicholl.

Prince Edward Island Picnic
This picnic has become a very popular event ­ more than 600 people registered and joined in the fun on March 9, at Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida. (L-R) The CSA's first vice-president and P.E.I. director, Paul Jenkins with George and Lorraine Key of North Granville, who were celebrating their honeymoon at the picnic ­ well, not their entire honeymoon! In attendance were former P.E.I. premier and Supreme Court Justice, Alex Campbell; P.E.I. minister of tourism, The Honourable Greg Deighan; and Wade MacLaughlan, president of The University of Prince Edward Island.